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Psychiatry Advances Podcast Series

Discover innovative research and patient-centered programs at the cutting edge of psychiatry and behavioral health sciences on the Psychiatry Advances podcast series.

Psychiatric, psychological, nursing, and rehabilitative professionals will enjoy this podcast from UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital, a national leader in the innovative treatment of mental health and addictive disorders.

Meet the Host


Loren Roth, MD, MPH, is a distinguished professor emeritus of psychiatry. He continues to actively teach and work at UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital. He is also the former chief medical officer of UPMC, as well as the previous associate senior vice chancellor for Clinical Policy and Planning, Health Sciences, at the University of Pittsburgh.

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Blended Collaborative Care for Treating Heart Failure and Co-Morbid Depression: Primary Findings from the Hopeful Heart Trial

Description: Dr. Bruce Rollman is the UPMC Endowed Chair in General Internal Medicine and Professor of Medicine, Psychiatry, and Biomedical Informatics at the University of Pittsburgh. This Podcast describes his highly influential two decades of research in depression and cardiovascular care, including the “Hopeful Heart Trial”, his most recent NIH-funded study that examined the impact of a “blended” collaborative care strategy for treating both heart failure and co-morbid depression.

Released: 9/9/20

References: Belnap BH, Anderson, A, Abebe KZ, et al. Blended Collaborative Care to Treat Heart Failure and Comorbid Depression: Rational and Study Design of the Hopeful Heart Trial, Psychosomatic Medicine. 2019; 81:495-505.

Schuster JM, Belnap BH, Roth LH, et. al. The Checklist Manifesto in Action: Integrating Depression Treatment Into Routine Cardiac Care, General Hospital Psychiatry. 2016; 40: 1-3.

Rollman BL, Belnap BH, et al. Telephone-Delivered Collaborative Care for Treating Post-CABG Depression: A Randomized Controlled Trial, Journal of the American Medical Association. 2009; 302: 2095-2103.

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